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Male, 22, Costa Rica

Tue 17th September, 2013

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AJ_Lethal commented on Nintendo Highlights Increased US Hardware Sale...:

"Yes, the Saturn did a little worse than the Dreamcast but it wasn't what buried Sega for the console Market. The Dreamcast did that."

No, Sega was already dead when they released the Dreamcast. The whole Sega CD/32X/Saturn ordeal burned through their finances and consumer trust, and the DC's R&D did also burned quite a lot of money.

Sega was pretty much edging on bankrrupcy when the DC came out and although the console itself was right, Sega couldn't sustain it when the PS2 came around and the whole thing just came apart.



AJ_Lethal commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

"I simply do not understand why anyone thinks a major corporation would want to continue applying band-aids to the massive hemorrhaging wound they have in the Wii U. Continuing with a failing product is quite simply not good business.

Continuing with the Wii U is like deliberately choosing to marginalize your company's profits. Many of you (here, on this site, etc) would no doubt quickly ask "why does Microsoft even bother with Japan?" Or have said the same about the Vita (which may well be turning a new leaf this year), but you refuse to say the same for the Wii U. (To be fair, here, the XBO is not Microsoft's most important product, and neither is the Vita for Sony. The losses they are incurring are not nearly as damaging as the public failure of the Wii U, which is the signature backbone of Nintendo's business model.)

From the business perspective, the Wii U is a rat tail in a Big Mac. The longer Nintendo sticks with this losing horse, the worse things will be for them. Again, I bought this on day one, I have loved the console, but I am facing reality here. The reality is that Nintendo needs to drop it for the good of the company."

That reasoning would be true if the Wii U was a through-and-through stinker both in itself and in sales (which isn't the case). While the Wii U is faltering in hardware sales, the software attach rate is what it justifies the continued support Nintendo gives to it (alongside the cushioning 3DS sales give). That's why they can't kill the Wii U right now: that would kill whatever console consumer base they have by doing so, it's preferable to lose some money riding it out than losing existing customers by straight up axing it since the latter is a bigger loss.



AJ_Lethal commented on Gallery: These Artistic Recreations of Women C...:

Peach: cool, but too damn OOC
Samus: totally missing the point (please tell me how you're going to shove all that obnoxious gear into her Power Suit
Great Fairy: that one is actually nice.
Chun-Li: like the Samus case above (I see that outfit actually limiting her movement)

Seriously, some people should do some basic research on characters before touching them.



AJ_Lethal commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I'm kinda wary of the "genderbending Link" idea. Not because it's bad on itself, but the reason why its done: the people who are making the most noise with that idea its because they want to earn some "progressive points", and that's bad because they think the intention will make up for shoddy execution.



AJ_Lethal commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

We can just wait and see how the mobile side of things unfold.

Also, why people in here takes the NX as the next console like if they are some sort of clarivoyant? It's more likely to be first the 3DS successsor given the timing (2016 showing, possible 2017 release), not to mention that might be the first of Nintendo systems who share architechture and OS between console and handheld form factors.



AJ_Lethal commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's DeNA Plans and Ideas...:

@Geonjaha I think they meant "they did it anyways, so our previous opinion holds no water"

OT: Given DeNA will be undertaking the brunt of the mobile developement, there's no reason to worry about Nintendo's handhelds and consoles: let alone if said mobile games are concieved to be advertisements to their console/handheld games.

Given how the NX is called a "platform", I expect at least a console and handheld running the in same architechture and OS, possibly both running ubiquitous ARM chips.



AJ_Lethal commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo ...:

@abbyhitter highly unlikely, if we go with Iwata's words.

The console/hybrid handheld sounds good on paper, but in reality it would be a rather compromised option, since it could be pricey for a handheld and weak for a console.

The most likely option is a family of gaming systems which comprises a console and a handheld, using similar architectures and OSs for ease and speed of developement, alongside strong connectivity.



AJ_Lethal commented on A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The...:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... easy with your claims about Sakamoto, because they easily qualify as ad hominem (since you're attacking his character, and "misoginy/sexism" is the go-to slander of this day and age). Sakamoto is just a hack writer and he shouldn't touch Metroid again because of that.

Won't defend the piece of garbage of story that Other M has, but it's garbage due incomptence rather than straight up "hatred for women" and for basically crapping over our collective view of Samus.



AJ_Lethal commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

Slippery slope, my friend. The eShop is dwarfed by Apple's App Store and Google Play market in size, mostly because everybody has some smartdevice of sorts and everybody wants it's 15 minutes of fame in there. The eShop? They have to share space with Nintendo's big hitters, and some renowned indie devs (like Renegade Kid). It would take more than 5 sub-par devs to fill the eShop with crap.

As Ryno said, the reason why there wasn't a crash in those markets yet is because most crappy games cost next to nothing. Most people won't mind a wasted buck over a bad game.



AJ_Lethal commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

"Well part of the problem is so many people are buying it just because it's crap. That's just plain sad, and essentially those people are trying to ruining the wiiU for the rest of us. Essentially people are trying to sound a warning saying "you guys are going down a path that will destroy the wiiU, stop it.""

Hate to say it, but if lots of people out of NL are buying it, that's something that's outside of our control as NL denizens and individuals.



AJ_Lethal commented on From the Forum: To Buy or Not to Buy? SPIKEY W...:

You know, if you get livid by the mere existence of a 1 buck Flappy Bird clone in the eShop, you should get your priorities checked.

Just vote with your wallets folks, yelling and throwing tantrums on the internet won't do jack crap.



AJ_Lethal commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

"Also, stop with the whole "we have taste" nonsense. Ok, you don't want gimped ports on the Wii U and you like Zelda and Mario games. How does that make you have better tastes than a Playstation or Xbox owner?"

As somebody stated above, there's no parity between PSXB and Wii U when it comes to 3rd party games. Wii U versions of AAA games usually have features cut and priced at a similar price as their PS/XB bretherns (in the best case; remember the Deus Ex fiasco?)



AJ_Lethal commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@JaxonH: it's not just the sloppy ports; it's the lack of DLC and the BS delays, sum it the powder keg of Nintendo fanbase and you get a freaking disaster.

Basically the Nintendo fanbase does not like to be treated like second class gamers; they don't forget so easily.